Wabi-Sabi. Japanese Etsy Finds

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The Japanese aesthetic is inspiring in its practicality and its beauty, the minimalism, the simplicity and the lines. There areĀ  traditional words for the concepts involved in Japanese art and design like wabi-sabi – the mindfulness in the approach to everyday life, Miyabi – elegance or refinement, Shibui – contrasting or balancing different aesthetic concepts to provide interest or further meaning, iki – sophisticated but original, and there are others. These terms can also be applied to a variety of other topics besides art and design. Anyway here’s some cool stuff I found on etsy, either actually from Japan or what I think looks Japanese inspired.

From the etsy shop The Link Collective in Tokyo, here is a Japanese eco wrapping textile / scarf handmade in Japan using traditional Japanese printing techniques.

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Japanese fabric pack of vintage indigo dyed Japanese fabric from etsy shop klektik

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Love the take on sushi accessories with this Colourful sushi set from etsy shop bemika

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Great looking fused glass sushi set from etsy shop Nostalgianmoreredwhiteblacksushiset

Asahi turquoise socks for men, with a pattern of the morning sun from etsy shop Sammy Iconasahisocks

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